Definitions for knowingly
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word knowingly
with full knowledge and deliberation
"he wittingly deleted the references"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
deliberately, with the knowledge that sth is wrong
He knowingly lied to the police.
in a way that shows you understand or know sth
He laughed knowingly.
In the manner of one who knows.
She smiled knowingly, but kept the secret.
With knowledge of all relevant facts.
with knowledge; in a knowing manner; intelligently; consciously; deliberately; as, he would not knowingly offend
In law knowledge is one of the degrees of mens rea that constitute part of a crime. For example, in English law, the offence of knowingly being a passenger in a vehicle taken without consent requires that the procecution prove, not only that the defendant was a passenger in a vehicle and that it was taken by the driver without consent, the prosecution must also prove that the defendant knew that it was taken without consent. Under the principle of ignorantia juris non excusat, ignorance of or mistake about the law is no defence. The mens rea of knowledge refers to knowledge about certain facts. It is "a positive belief that a state of affairs exists." Knowledge can be actual, constructive, or imputed.
Translations for knowingly
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in a knowing manner
She smiled knowingly.
- veelseggende wyseAfrikaans
- intencionalmentePortuguese (BR)
- πονηρά, με σημασίαGreek
- con complicidadSpanish
- d'un air entenduFrench
- hotimice, svjesnoCroatian
- (con l'aria di chi la sa lunga)Italian
- 아는 체하고Korean
- zinoši; saprotošiLatvian
- dengan penuh ertiMalay
- megetsigende, lurtNorwegian
- وهوشيارانه زیرکانهPersian
- په زيركتوب،په هوښيارىPashto
- cu un aer de cunoscătorRomanian
- อย่างรู้เท่าทัน; อย่างเข้าใจThai
- bilmiş bir şekilde, anlayışlı tavırlaTurkish
- 會意地Chinese (Trad.)
- зі знанням справиUkrainian
- واقفیت کے انداز میںUrdu
- tỏ ra hiểu biếtVietnamese
- 会意地Chinese (Simp.)
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